Oct. 15, 2017

Help Our Pre-K Teachers at Carpool Time

·      Please do not park in the carpool lane after 2 p.m.

·      If you come earlier and will not be leaving by 2 p.m., please move your car or park elsewhere.  

·      Please leave the carpool lane open past the front of the school for the Pre-K daycare buses.  

·      If you come for 3 p.m. pickup, please do not park or line up in the carpool lane until after 2:30 p.m.

·      Also, please do not block driveways when parking or carpooling.


Math-O-Ween – RHE’s 2nd Annual Math Night – Coming Up This Thursday, Oct. 19!

Don’t miss out on RHE’s 2nd Annual Math Night – Math-O-Ween – from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 19.

·      Students are encouraged to wear their costumes!

·      Prizes to be awarded for “mathiest” costumes!

·      Activities, games and treats for all!

You’re Invited to AHHS 1st Annual Movie Spooktacular This Friday, Oct. 20

The Arlington Heights High School (AHHS) Dance Department is hosting a movie night and dance concert from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 20, on the AHHS front lawn.

·      Tickets are $3 each.

·      Families are welcome!


Pumpkin Patch Next Week – Oct. 23-27

RHE students are invited to decorate pumpkin for RHE’s annual Pumpkin Patch.

·      Students are encouraged to let their creativity flow with paint, stickers, glitter, markers or any other decorations to make their pumpkins awesome!

·      Remember, this event is meant for student work not parent or professional work.

·      No carved pumpkins will be accepted.

·      Please only bring pumpkins that the students are able to carry by themselves.

·      Students will be able to vote for their favorite pumpkin, and each grade level will have prizes!

·      Pumpkins will remain on display through Friday, Oct. 27.

Book Fair Scheduled for Oct. 30 – Nov. 3; Volunteers Needed

Our Book Fair will run from Monday, Oct. 30, through Friday, Nov. 3, in the library.

Our librarian, Ms. Rick, needs volunteers to set up on Thursday, Oct. 26, and assist students with book selection and checkout during Book Fair.


Red Ribbon Week Next Week – Oct. 23-27

Red Ribbon Week is next week. Please look for details coming home in student folders this week.

RHE Carnival Coming Up Soon on Friday, Oct. 27

Please mark your calendars for the RHE Carnival from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, on and around the RHE track. More details coming soon!


Attention Parents of PPCD, Pre-K and Kindergarten Students: Storybook Parade for PPCD, Pre-K and Kindergarten Students Only on Tuesday, Oct. 31

The PPCD, Pre-K and Kindergarten classes will have a Storybook Parade on Tuesday, Oct. 31, after the morning announcements. The parade will be on the RHE track, weather permitting.

·      To help foster a love of quality literature, we are asking our PPCD, Pre-K and Kindergarten students to participate in our Storybook Parade.

·      Please encourage your student to identify a character in one of his or her favorite books.

·      Your child may dress in such a way that will tell us about that chacter.

·      Your child should also bring the book to the parade.

·      Please read the book with your child the night before the parade so that he or she is able to tell us about the character.

·      Ideas for characters include Clifford from “Clifford, the Big Red Dog,” the mouse from “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” and a letter of the alphabet from “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.” The costume should be simple. For example, Clifford could be portrayed with big red paper ears and a tail.

·      Please help your child chose a storybook character that is neither a superhero nor scary.

·      Your child will need to bring a change of clothes in accordance with our dress code to change into after the parade.

·      Parents are welcome to stay and watch our parade. Please sign in at the office.


Reminder: 2017 Fort Worth ISD Bond Election Tuesday, Nov. 7

Fort Worth School Board is calling for dual November elections on Tuesday, Nov. 7. There will be Town Hall Meetings in advance of the election.

·      Click the following link for more information: https://www.fwisd.org/domain/3490

·      The next nearby Town Hall Meeting will be at Western Hills High School at 6 p.m. this Wednesday, Oct. 18.

·      For a full listing of the town hall meetings and other bond information go to 2017 Bond / Commitment to Graduating Students College and Career-Ready

·      Our recently re-elected board representative is Norman Robbins. If you have questions, contact him at Norman.Robbins@fwisd.org.

Reminder: Please Take FWISD Survey On Technology Use

FWISD is partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research organization, to learn more about you and your students’ technology access and use for learning. The goal of this project is to gather data on technology access, skills, and technology environment, to better understand the connection between technology use and student achievement.

Please take a few minutes to complete the technology survey by clicking on the following link: www.BByt.es/6K9yp


Enlist in the RHE PTA This Year By Monday, Oct. 30, and Be Entered into Raffle for a Chipotle Gift Card!

·      Congratulations to Melinda Blackerby and Ms. Gandarilla (RHE 2nd grade teacher) for winning the PTA membership raffle! They joined by Sept. 30 and each won a Starbucks gift card.

·      Thank you to the 352 members who have joined so far! We are at 44% membership of our current student enrollment of 792. Our PTA membership goal for the year is 50%, but it would be amazing to exceed that and have one PTA member for every RH student--Every Child. One Voice!

·      What is PTA? Why join PTA? The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school. There is no time commitment in joining the PTA, but you can enjoy substantial benefits: http://www.txpta.org/member-benefits.

·      We welcome parents, grandparents, family and friends to join. Annual membership dues are only $5.

·      Join by Monday, Oct. 30, and you will be entered into a raffle for a Chipotle Gift Card!

·      Click here to buy your PTA membership: https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/cart-new.a5w?cart=RidgleaHillsElementary78676)

·      If you are new to MySchoolAnywhere, our online directory, you will be prompted to the online store after submitting your contact information for the RHE PTA directory.

·      If you have any questions about joining our PTA, please contact Naomi Gelineau, Vice President of Membership, at naomi0617@gmail.com or 817-879-0765.